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Professor Gerry Griffin 

Position: Emeritus Professor Professor Gerry Griffin
Division/Portfolio: University of South Australia Business School
School/Unit: Business Services
Campus: City West Campus
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URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/gerry.griffin


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Professor Gerry Griffin retired from the university in July 2013.

Previoulsy, Professor Gerry Griffin lead the University of South Australia Business School, and was also a Pro Vice Chancellor and Vice President of the University. His management portfolio included the Schools of Commerce, Management, Marketing, Law and the International Graduate School of Business. He was also responsible for the City West Campus.

Professor Griffin is a graduate of University College Dublin (B.Com (Hons) and MBS) and the University of Melbourne (PhD). He joined UniSA in 2004. Before that, he was Professor of Industrial Relations and Director of the Australian Research Council funded National Key Centre in Industrial Relations at Monash University for nine years.

Professor Griffin has held visiting appointments at universities in Britain, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the USA, and at the International Labour Organisation in Switzerland. Outside of the academic world, he has worked full time in industrial relations in both the public and private sectors and has had extensive consulting experience with a wide range of national and international organisations. He is a regular member of review panels for the international business school accreditation agency EQUIS.


Teaching interests

  • Industrial Relations
  • Workplace Relations
  • Pacific Rim Industrial Relations

Professional associations

• Industrial Relations Society of South Australia

• International Industrial Relations Association


Qualifications

• Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), National University of Ireland, 1975

• Master of Business Studies, National University of Ireland, 1976

• Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1981


Research interests

  • Industrial relations at the workplace level
  • Enterprise bargaining
  • Trade unions
  • International Labour Standards

Research publications

Fairbrother, P and Griffin, G. (2002) (eds.) Changing Prospects for Trade Unionism: Comparisons Between Six Countries, Continuum, London: ix+256.

Fairbrother, P. and Griffin, G. (2002) "Trade Unions Facing the Future" in P. Fairbrother and G. Griffin (eds.) Changing Patterns of Trade Unionism: Comparisons Between English-Speaking Countries, Continuum, London, pp.1-20.

Griffin, G. and Svensen, S. (2002) “Trade Unions in Australia: Struggling to Survive” in P. Fairbrother and G. Griffin (eds.) Changing Patterns of Trade Unionism: Comparisons Between English-Speaking Countries, Continuum, London, pp.21-55.

Griffin, G. and Fairbrother, P. (2002) "The State of the Unions" in P. Fairbrother and G. Griffin (eds.) Changing Patterns of Trade Unionism: Comparisons Between English-Speaking Countries, Continuum, London, pp.238-256.

Griffin, G. (2002) "Employees and Unions" in Teicher, J., Goff, R. and Holland, P. (eds) Employee Relations Management, Addison Wesley Longman, Melbourne, pp. 154-174.

Anderson, E., Griffin, G. and Teicher, J. (2002) "The Changing Roles of Public Sector Unionism", International Journal of Employment Studies, 10(2): 47-82.

Anderson, E., Griffin, G. and Teicher, J. (2002) "Managerialism and the Australian Public Service: Valuing Efficiency and Equity?", New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, 27(1): 13-31.

Shah, C. Griffin, G. and Teicher, J. (2002) “Australian Immigration: The Triumph of Economics Over Prejudice?”, International Journal of Manpower, 23(3): 209-236.

Griffin, G., Small, R. and Svensen, S. (2003) “Trade Union Innovation, Adaptation and Renewal in Australia: Still Searching for the Holy Membership Grail” in P. Fairbrother and C. Yates (eds) Trade Union In Renewal: A Comparative Study, Continuum, London, pp. 78-101.

Griffin, G., Nyland, C. and O'Rourke, A. (2003) "Trade Unions and the Trade-Labour Rights Link: A North-South Union Divide", International Journal of Comparative Labor Law and Industrial Relations, 19(4): 469-494.

Forbes-Mewett, H, Griffin, G and McKenzie, D. (2003) "The Australian Industrial Relations Commission: Adapting or Dying?", International Journal of Employment Studies, 11(2).

Griffin, G. and Moors, R. (2004) "The Rise and Fall of Organising in a Blue-Collar Union", Journal of Industrial Relations, 46(1).

Griffin, G., Nyland, C. and O'Rourke, A. (2004) "Trade Unions, the Australian Labor Party and the Trade-Labour Rights Debate", Australian Journal of Political Science, 39(1).

Griffin, G., Nyland, C. and O'Rourke, A. (2004) "Trade Promotion Authority and Core Labour Standards: Implications for Australia", Australian Journal of Labour Law, 17(1): 35-39.

Griffin, G. (2005) "Australia: Top-Down Strategic Restructuring" in Waddington, J. (ed) Restructuring Representation: The Merger Process and Trade Union Structural Development in Ten Countries, PIE-Peter Lang, Brussels, pp. 45-66.

Griffin, G. (2005) "Are new Forms of Union Organising Emerging?" in Waddington, J. (ed) Restructuring Representation: The Merger Process and Trade Union Structural Development in Ten Countries, PIE-Peter Lang, Brussels, pp. 361-374.

Anderson, E., Teicher, J. and Griffin, G. (2005) "From Industrial Relations to Workplace Relations in the Australian Taxation Office: An Incomplete but Strategic Transition", Journal of Industrial Relations, 47(3): 339-352.

Forbes-Mewett, H., Griffin, G., Griffin, J. and McKenzie, D. (2005) "The Role and Usage of Conciliation and Mediation in Dispute Resolution in the Australian Industrial Relations Commission", Australian Bulletin of Labour, 31(2): 171-189.

Griffin, G. (2006) “Recognition, bargaining and unions in Australia” in Gall, G (ed) Union Recognition: Organising and Bargaining Outcomes, Routledge, London, pp. 215-231.

Griffin, G. (2006) “Employees and Unions” in J. Teicher, P. Holland and R. Geogh (eds) Employee Relations Management: Australia in a Global Context, Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, pp. 117-137.

Griffin, G. (2007) “Australian Unions: Still in Crisis” in C. Phelan (ed) Trade Union Revitalisation: Trends and Prospects in 34 Countries, Peter Lang, Oxford and Bern, pp.547-562.

Griffin, G. (2009) “Australian Trade Unionism Since 1945” in C. Phelan (ed) Trade Unionism Since 1945: Towards a Global History, Peter Lang, Oxford and Bern, pp. 3-30.




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